Our History in Estate Sales and Appraisals

Selkirk Galleries


Over thirty nine years ago I had the opportunity to work for Selkirk Galleries under the guidance of Bruce Selkirk. I participated in hundreds auctions consisting of fine art and antiques, gently used furniture and general household items. During my tenure with Bruce I gained a wonderful education in identifying styles, periods and values of different types of family heirlooms and personal collections.

Mary Jo Hodel, Owner

M.J.'s Consignments LLC


In 1988 I opened M.J.'s Consignments LLC in Clayton, Missouri and immediately began providing full service turnkey estate sales as well as maintaining the retail shop. In over the thirty one years' of owning my own business I have developed many relationships with fiduciary professionals and families in need of the type of services we provide and as a result have conducted countless estate sales. After 15 years I made the difficult decision to close the shop in 2003 and continue solely as M.J.'s Estate Sales LLC & Appraisals

Client Testimonials


Please know, Mary Jo, the comfort and peace you brought to our move.  Meeting you and knowing the contents of our home were in your hand allowed us to lock the door of 31 and begin the drive to our new life in Spartanburg. Thank you, Mary Jo for the great Estate Sale. I have heard from so many of our friends who attended the sale and they were impressed with the way the furnishings were displayed and with the professionalism of you and your team. If you need a recommendation please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you, D. G.  February 2019

We recently sold our house of 19 years and moved to Florida. M.J. Hodel and M.J.'s Estate Sales LLC handled the sale of everything in the house. They made it so easy to just box up what we were taking with us and leave everything else for them. Her band of friendly and hardworking experts were just a pleasure to work with, and boy, do they know their stuff - from the provenance of linens and artwork to books, silver, china and antiques. They even made my junk look saleable. The sale was handled professionally and masterfully and we were 100% pleased with every aspect of it. We left for Florida, and once the sale was completed, they handled the disposal of unsold items and left the house clean and empty. I would recommend MJ highly to everyone! She and her team are the best! J.S. December 2018

All of our references are happy to speak with potential clients on our behalf. Many more references upon request



M.J.'s Estate Sales LLC provides estate sale services from beginning to end starting with de-cluttering  and finishing with a complete clean out of the residence. We work closely with our clients to ease the process of moving from one home to another by handling all facets of the estate sale one client at a time. With new estate sale companies popping up everyday M.J.'s Estate Sales LLC has withstood the test of time since 1988.

Here are a few tips to get the home ready for an estate sale:

1. Keep all letters of authenticity, certificates/receipts in a file for items to be sold or divided through the family.

2. Pack the items you are moving and leave the items you wish to sell inside closets, drawers, cupboards, etc.

3. Discard all food, liquor, prescription and over the counter medications and outdated health products and personal care items. 

4. Discard many of the paper items (old newspapers, greeting cards, etc.) When in doubt don’t throw out!

5. We do not sell firearms

6. Don't worry if we find something we think you left behind accidentally we'll contact you before we decide to sell it.

Certified Appraisers Guild of America

Estate Tax Appraisal Services

American Society of Estate Liquidators